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Contemporary Issues in the Law of Obligations

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Ciara Hackett

on 3 February 2014

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Contemporary Issues in the Law of Obligations
History?
Contemporary Issues?
History of Obligations
"All law relates to persons
(
personae
), things (
res
) or
actions (
actiones
)"
LAW
PERSONS
THINGS
ACTIONS
Justinian
16th Century
LAW
Persons
Property
Obligations
This is us!!
Contract
Tort/Delict
Restitution/
Quasi Contract
Criticism
American Realism
Don't forget the value of
Roman Law!
What is an obligation?
Roman Law = "a legal bond: viniculum iuris"
Academics?
Samuel
Tettenborn
Obligation = Duty
Parties in Obligations
Obliger - Someone who owes a duty
= Defendant
Obligee - Someone to whom
a duty is owed
= Claimant
Tort?
Contract?
Restitution?
What am I?
Lipkin Gorman v Karpnale [1988] UKHL 12
Overlaps in the Law of Obligations
Fibrosa Spolka Akcyina v Fairbairn Lawson Combe Barbour Ltd
[1943] AC 32
Donoghue v Stevenson

Recap of Last Semester Tort...Contemp. Applications of the Law
Duty and Standard of care
Causation/Remoteness/Defences
Trespass
Nuisance?
Defamation
Ciara's Half!
Product Liability
Privacy
Piracy
Mass Tort Actions
Alien Tort Claims Act
Skills
Assessment = 1 Article
Must Have:
Abstract
Introduction
Argument!
Main Body (using Headings)
Conclusion & Future Recommendations
Bibliography
How Can I help?
* Databases/Legal Writing
* Writing an Abstract and an Introduction
* Constructing an Argument
* Referencing and Bibliography
* Writing a conclusion
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